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December 14, 2017, 01:13:10 AM
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So I've just stumbled upon three users which I would like to take a closer look at and have some of the communities feedback on. I'm under the assumption that all of these accounts are connected, and have been found to be communicating in the same topics and quoting each other. I want to take a closer look at the accounts to see if they are bumping ICOs or farming their accounts up.

I believe I've pretty much confirmed they are having artificial conversations with themselves to rank up their accounts. They regularly post in the same thread one after another saying roughly the same thing which makes me believe they are farming their accounts rather than bumping the threads intentionally.

Users in question:
2970566: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=332257 | Date registered: May 17, 2014, 01:52:09 PM
ghuang168: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=332127 | Date registered: May 17, 2014, 07:06:04 AM
jimhuang: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=329016 | Date registered: May 11, 2014, 04:52:59 AM

Let's not discuss their posts, as I will be reporting quite a lot of them. But, look at "2970566" & "ghuang168" specifically and the first user in question quotes the second. Further down in the post history he quotes the same user again in a different thread.

Then we see "jimhuang" quoting "2970566" in his post history too.

Here's an archive of their post history (first page) as a lot of those messages will be deleted:
2970566: https://archive.is/eebJc
ghuang168: https://archive.is/Gn21V
jimhuang: https://archive.is/m0GGJ

I'm pretty confident that all these accounts are linked, as they have a very similar post history and the only reason I noticed this is that they all posted in the same thread one after another and have very similar posts and the exact same activity. Two of them have the exact same date registered and the other member is only a couple days after. All three accounts have a post gap from 2014>2017 too.

 Because of the consecutive posts that they posted I originally thought these users may of been bumping the thread intentionally, but upon further inspection they may not be doing this as the sole purpose, but farming their accounts up. But, at the same time they are still bumping these threads up.

Now, I'll submit this to the alt tracking page who someone else can if they want, but I'll take a look at whether they are bumping ICOs or if they are just farming their accounts up. They are in the same campaign, but haven't posted the same address when applying.

I wanted to put this information up now, to archive the posts because a lot of those posts they have made are against the rules and will be deleted shortly. (plus I'll be heading off shortly)

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December 14, 2017, 01:44:33 AM
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Way more - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2474348.0

Edit - they might be farming, but I am 100 percent sure that they are bumping icos.

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December 14, 2017, 08:41:29 AM
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Way more - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2474348.0

Edit - they might be farming, but I am 100 percent sure that they are bumping icos.

The 3 accounts that I linked have been banned. I reported a lot of their reports and received a message that they have now been banned and they were indeed connected. I'll continue looking out for other accounts.

I've read that thread you posted before, and was half debating whether to post my evidence in there but felt I had enough to say to justify it's own thread. I'll take a closer look on the users that you've posted though.

Locking this thread as the offenders have been dealt with.

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December 14, 2017, 11:47:30 AM
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2546612.0
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